My son was invited to go with a friend to a big amusement park and I'd like your thoughts on managing his pump while he's there. I won't be there and it's a private event, so it's likely the boys will just roam around all day without the parents of the boy who invited him. They're old enough to be on their own, and the friend knows about my son's diabetes and how to help him if he's low. I'm not worried about him taking care of himself at the park - he's good about testing and he's been to an amusement park and has a sense for how it effects him.
My question is about the logistics of the pump itself. The manufacturer says not to wear the pump on roller coasters or freefall rides. Do they mean to disconnect or that the pump should not physically be carried onto the ride? If he can't take it on the ride, what's he to do with it? He can't run it to a locker every time he gets on a ride, and I hate the thought of him taking it off and throwing it down near the exit for the ride where it could get stepped on, taken, really dirty, etc. If I don't talk about it with him ahead of time, I'm pretty sure that's exactly what he would do. How do I know? Because when I asked him how he would manage his pump if he had to take it off, he said he'd throw it down near the exit where people put their flip-flops so they don't fall off when the ride goes upside down. Ewwww!